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The construction is an office building originally in masonry whose renovation has been designed by atelier d’architecture Rivat as architectural firm (Architecte associé: atelier des vergers).   The renovation has been completed in 2017 and it is located in the Rhône-Alpes region, and precisely in the suburbs of the town of Saint Etienne, near the hill of Villebeouf in a wooded area.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Case

“I would like to build more sustainably, but the costs…”: The fear of additional costs due to sustainability often leads to doubts and hesitations during planning and implementation. A new study from Denmark now shows with regard to new building construction that this is unfounded.   Here it becomes clear: more sustainable does not equal more expensive. On the contrary. “Sustainable is (more) expensive”: a prejudice that has accompanied sustainable building since its beginnings.
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: News

Low-temperature district heating and cooling are setting the way towards decarbonising our cities. To this aim, 5GDHC by delivering low-temperature heat and cold to connected homes in a circular way, is a promising way to decarbonize our cities.   GreenFlex, with the help of all D2Grids project partners, is launching a platform to inform project developers, industries and investors who wish to uptake this heating and cooling technology and inspire new 5GDHC projects.
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: News

The ExpoVirtual is a digital trade fair for German and Latin American suppliers of energy solutions and environmental technologies.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: News

While heating and cooling are responsible for half of Europe's total energy consumption, 5th generation heating and cooling networks are the solution to help us move towards decarbonised cities. D2GRIDS, a project funded by Interreg NWE, is shaping the future of supplying our urban networks with geothermal energy and network flexibility.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: News

The goal was to bring together representatives of local and regional authorities and energy agencies from across Europe to exchange and learn about innovative mechanisms for sustainable energy and climate projects.   To do this, some of the most experienced PROSPECT mentors were invited to share their tips and tricks with the audience.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: News

Starting March 2022, any new building in Israel will be constructed according to the national green standards.   "We are pioneers and very proud of this," said Ran Avraham, head of the green building unit at the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection (MoEP), referring to the new mandatory sustainable construction legislation.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: News

Monday 30 November 2020, 10:30-11:45 CET   Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality which depend on the location and distribution of leakages. Among others, pollutant infiltration and air draft are highly affected by leakage distribution. In current practice, leakage detection is frequently performed together with an airtightness test.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Event

Tuesday November 10th, 2020 at 12:00-14:30 UTC/GMT   Progressing the scientific basis of indoor environmental quality is essential to understand which aspects can be better optimised to substantially reduce energy use in buildings. In recent years, IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) international research projects have been investigating for this purpose both indoor air quality and thermal comfort.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Event

The construction is designated as hostel for the pilgrims of "Camino de Santiago". The architects, Naxto Ibarrexte and Inaki Del Prim, aimed to combine in their project aspects of sustainability, healthy construction with local materials and energy efficiency.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2020
Type: Case